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08.13.2020 | LBB Presents ONLINE: Walter Johnson – The Broken Heart of America | Free

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Categories: Historical, Lecture, Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books welcomes award winning Missouri native author, Walter Johnson, discussing his new book on the racial dynamics entwined with American and St. Louis history, “The Broken Heart of America,” on Facebook Live at 7pm CDT on August 13. Johnson will be in conversation with rapper, author, and social revolutionary Tef Poe. Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of “The Broken Heart of America” from Left Bank Books. A searing portrait of the racial dynamics that lie inescapably at the heart of our nation, told through the turbulent history of the city of St. Louis. From Lewis and Clark’s 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising in Ferguson, American history has been made in St. Louis. Walter Johnson is Winthrop Professor of History and professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Tef Poe is an American-born rapper, author, educator, award-winning journalist, and social revolutionary from St. Louis, MO. Watch live on Left Banks’ Facebook Page.

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